Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 December 2014

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots becoming northwest 20 this morning then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 25 this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 Sunday afternoon.

Rain ending early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 December 2014
Monday Wind northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeasterly outflow 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 December 2014

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 27 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1010 mb located over Hecate Strait.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight departing low 1015 mb located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday ridge located over western Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 27 December 2014 A low pressure centre over Hecate Strait will slide down the BC coast
today and reach the Lower Mainland this evening. In its wake, gale
force northwesterlies over northern waters will spread southward
later today and tonight.

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